Enter crowdfunding, the brand new charity for dumb concepts.
Crowdfunding is a comparatively new approach of elevating funds in Singapore, and it really works by taking cash from full strangers. Hehehe. Which is kind of unusual, as a result of us Singaporeans often are typically cautious about giving our very hard-earned and never locked up cash away for bizarre/distinctive/actually cool merchandise.
The mysterious UFO-looking factor aptly named Mars is a Hong Kong product that may be a levitating Bluetooth speaker. Based on their firm Crazybaby, this speaker guarantees “sound expertise so superior it seems like magic.”
If Hong Kong, our very comparable neighbour when it comes to residing requirements and financial prosperity, can produce such a kick-ass product, we determined to take a look at Singaporean tasks on crowdfunding web sites to show that we’re not that far behind. Listed below are Singapore’s “finest”:
1. My Pilgrimage to Anfield
I can’t fault this man. Simply take a look at his plea:
“I don’t have a sappy story. I’ve to see Stevie play earlier than he leaves. Its my bucket record. I simply have to boost cash for the flight. I’ll deal with the remainder of it. YNWA”
FYI: YNWA stands for “You’ll By no means Stroll Alone”, the Liverpool anthem.
Sadly, Mr Zansher Husref has but to boost any cash for his pilgrimage, and desires $1200 extra by 27 days. All one of the best, bro. I did my pilgrimage to Stamford Bridge earlier than Lampard switched to the opposite shade of blue.
2. To get drunk in Singapore legally
However hey, alcohol’s costly in Singapore proper? The federal government introduced the elevating of the liquor tax by 25% final yr through the Price range.
The man desires to get drunk on beer. I’m wondering how a lot beer he would wish although, since beer carries a measly alcohol content material of 5%. Suggestion: why not get drunk on vodka as an alternative? Alcohol content material for that is a whopping 40%.
However you would possibly need to think about funding him over the festive CNY interval. He’s gonna drink to you and your loved ones’s well being for an extra ang pow quantity of $10 USD! (S$1.33 = US$1.) YAAAAAAM-SENGGGGGG.
We learn somewhere that one in 10 individuals in Singapore are millionaires. This fearless dude desires to affix the ranks and be a millionaire (billionaire) so freakin’ dangerous. The marketing campaign’s fairly straightforward really, he simply wants 1,000,000 individuals to donate a greenback every = millionaire. His math is flawless!
Enchantment to emotion, verify. Enchantment to faith, verify. Individuals are getting determined for cash nowadays.
4. I would like a house
Sure, that’s the precise title of this Singapore marketing campaign. Nevertheless, the typical Singaporean most likely wouldn’t fund this, given their very own difficulties with their very own residence mortgage. However Peter Lim may.
Mr Chan Skinny Soo has set $80,000 USD as his goal, of which he has raised $0. A fast conversion signifies that he desires to boost SGD$106,600 for a Singapore flat.
Lol.What does he need to purchase, a room?
5. Trippy Automotive
There appears to be one thing stupidly endearing about video games with dangerous graphics and annoying music. Enter Trippy Automotive, a ridiculous sport modelled after the notorious Flappy Hen. Within the sport, customers need to faucet on the display to make Trippy the ugly yellow automotive “fly” over and keep away from the ERP gantries.
This seems to be so dangerous however on the identical time, I need to strive it out. Anybody with me?